Stratos Idreos, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

Stratos Idreos is an assistant professor of computer science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). He leads DASlab, the Data Systems Laboratory at SEAS. Idreos works in the area of data management with emphasis on designing data systems for big data exploration, systems that are easy to design, easy to use, and fast.

Idreos obtained his PhD from University of Amsterdam. Before joining Harvard he was a tenure-track scientific staff member with the Dutch National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science and held research internship and visiting professor positions with Microsoft Research, Redmond USA, IBM Almaden USA, EPFL Switzerland, the University of Trento in Italy, as well as with National University of Singapore.

In 2015 he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering's Early Career Award. For his doctoral work on database cracking, Idreos won the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data (AMC SIGMOD) Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award which recognizes the best thesis internationally in the field of data management and the 2011 Cor Baayen Award as "most promising European young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics" from the European Research Council on Informatics and Mathematics. He also won the 2011 Challenges and Visions Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Very Large Databases and the 2010 IBM zEnterprise System Recognition Award from IBM Research.


  • PhD University of Amsterdam